Select Page

A different kind of job search

by | Sep 27, 2018 | Women in IT, Events, UX, Usability, Career | 0 comments

Last year I was searching for a new job in Munich, and I didn´t use the standard way of sending my application to companies to do so. Instead, I wanted to get more information about companies that caught my attention due to their business models or vacancies. So I researched about events they hosted or attended to get in touch with them. After all I wanted to figure out first if the company and the job would actually arouse my interest.

Job interview or event?

 At these events I mainly focused on learning about the working atmosphere, whether my potential colleagues are likeable and what my daily tasks would be. For choosing an employer and a job, these kind of ‘soft’ factors are the most important criteria for me. At job interviews it is hard to find out about these: The situation is formal, both applicant and interviewer want to make a good impression, and applicants only get to know one or two employees.

So, that was why I went to Testbirds’ ‘Gaming Night’ last year. Being a networking event  as part of the Bits & Pretzels Startup Night, it was a perfect match for me. The Testbirds Startup Night event gave me the chance to get to know the company in an informal manner. I met a lot of Testbirds’ employees, among them some of my potential colleagues from the Project Management Team. Since the event was casual and easygoing, I got a pretty good impression of the people working at Testbirds and the QA & UX services they offer to their clients. Furthermore, socialising with team members gave me insight into the daily business at Testbirds and the specific tasks of a User Researcher.

I liked the event itself a lot as well as the company´s culture  and my prospective colleagues. This is why I am now working at Testbirds myself. Two days after the event, I officially applied, knowing I am interested in the job at Testbirds. After providing proof that I am a good match for the job in a (formal) interview, I joined Testbirds as a User Researcher a few weeks later.

Bug Bounty @ Testbirds

On October 1st Testbirds invited me once again to an after-work event, ‘Bug Bounty @ Testbirds’, a part of the Bits & Pretzels Startup Night. This year I am participating as a Bird and am excited to meet and get to know our guests. Who knows, maybe I´ll get to know one of my future  colleagues …

Tag Cloud

Other content that might be interesting for you:

Anti-Virus Software for your smartphone – Do you use it?

Remember the time we actually went and purchased a CD with Anti-Virus Software from our PC Reseller? They were not that cheap, but it had to be...

The history of the “bug”: How insects conquered the world of computers

“Terms from the world of IT explained” is a series of blog posts that explains the origin of common IT terms. We often use them in our daily life,...

I’m Alex and this is my role at Testbirds

My Role at Testbirds is a series of blog posts that gives insights into the daily life at the office. Every so often, one of our employees will...

History’s Biggest Software Fails!

Last time on History’s Biggest Software Fails we looked at The Heartbleed Bug, which has been dubbed “perhaps the worst vulnerability found on the...

I’m Felix and this is my role at Testbirds

My Role at Testbirds is a series of blog posts that gives insights into the daily life at the office. Every so often, one of our employees will...

My Tryst with Software Testing

This month, we have a special post from our tester Pramod, from India. Read on as he tells us a little about himself and his testing experience, and...

I’m Emily and this is my role at Testbirds

My Role at Testbirds is a series of blog posts that gives insights into the daily life at the office. Every so often, one of our employees will...

I’m Octavian and this is my role at Testbirds

My Role at Testbirds is a series of blog posts that gives insights into the daily life at the office. Every so often, one of our employees will...

Motivational Factors in Crowdtesting

People become part of our crowdtesting communitie for different reasons, depending on their interests and possible rewards. In order to both create...

What does the Wild West have in common with German data theft?

Recently, a 20-year-old German was able to gather massive amounts of private data from leading German politicians and celebrities. He...

Testbirds specialises in the testing of software such as apps, websites and Internet of Things applications by using innovative technologies and solutions. Under the slogan, “Testing Reality”, the company offers various testing methods to its clients looking to optimise the user-friendliness and functionality of their digital products. With over 250,000 registered testers located in 193 countries, Testbirds is one of the world’s leading crowdtesting providers. In addition, the IT service provider utilises cloud based technologies to support customers in the optimisation of their digital products. The combination of the two testing methods delivers a unique and extensive portfolio that takes the quality of software to the next level. Testbirds was founded in 2011 by Philipp Benkler, Georg Hansbauer and Markus Steinhauser. Today, the company has over 100 employees. Other than its headquarters in Munich, there are now offices in Amsterdam, London and Stockholm, franchises in Hungary and Russia and sales partners in Italy.

© Testbirds GmbH. All rights reserved.

Subscribe to the Testbirds Whistler!

Receive updates on our innovative testing services, webinars, brand-new Nest features!

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Become a TESTER